The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, "The Post" has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation.
The Post is generally regarded as one of the leading daily American newspapers,along with The New York Times, which is known for its general reporting and international coverage, and The Wall Street Journal, which is known for its financial reporting
The Post is one of a few U.S. newspapers with foreign bureaus, located in Baghdad, Beijing, Berlin, Bogota, Islamabad, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kabul, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Nairobi, New Delhi, Paris, and Tokyo.